AccessData Signs Partnership with Help AG in the Gulf Region

Top Quote Security consultancy will help regional organizations combat cyber crime by incorporating the latest digital forensics and incident response technologies from AccessData. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2014 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - AccessData, through distribution partner Advanced Risk Mitigation (ARM), has signed Help AG, a leading information security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, as a Preferred partner. The partnership extends to UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia which are key growth markets for AccessData and enables Help AG to offer their market leading cyber security, digital & mobile forensics and e-discovery solutions to regional enterprises.

    Stephan Berner, Managing Director at Help AG says, "As the frequency of cyber attacks is growing rapidly across the region and e-crime becomes more sophisticated, organizations are beginning to realize that they need to think beyond traditional security solutions and embrace technologies that integrate digital forensics and incident response and remediation. AccessData is a pioneer in these areas and we are happy to add the company as a new strategic vendor partner to our portfolio. AccessData complements our existing products and services and regional organizations will appreciate the leading technology in cyber security, incident response & remediation and digital forensics."

    "Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Zero-day attacks are a major regional security concern, an area where AccessData will add a lot of value and complement solutions alongside other Help AG vendors like Palo Alto Networks."

    Help AG will promote AccessData's market leading technology, including its Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology (CIRT), Forensic Toolkit® (FTK®), AD Lab and Mobile Phone Examiner Plus™ (MPE+™) technologies. The company will direct its efforts across verticals such as government, telecommunications, energy, utilities, and banking and finance, which historically have been prime targets of cyber terrorism and breach attacks.

    "We are delighted to expand our partner community within the Middle East through this agreement. Help AG has a very good reputation within the local marketplace and we have great expectations that we will grow a solid business partnership, jointly delivering Cyber Security solutions to customers in one of our fastest growing regions" says Neil Batstone, Director International Channel Sales, AccessData, Inc.

    As per the agreement, AccessData and ARM will extend its support to Help AG for the fulfillment of client SLAs when required. ARM will also conduct trainings and workshops to enable Help AG to fulfill all required sales & technical certifications and become a preferred partner for AccessData.

    Vivian Gevers, Managing Director, ARM says, "As AccessData expands its scope beyond the law enforcement vertical to large corporates who today demand the capability to conduct their own in-house digital investigations, as well as in-house rapid detection and response to defend against hackers, malware and advanced persistent threats, it is imperative that we build a larger channel base."

    "We look for partners with a high degree of technical competence and experience in the security industry. Help AG is a leading and trusted security expert providing strategic consultancy and tailored information security solutions and services to a large number of diversified and high-profile enterprises across the Gulf. As such, they are a perfect fit to our partner ecosystem and we look forward to working closely with Help AG to help grow AccessData's business in the region."

    About Help AG
    Help AG is a leading IT security solutions, services and consultancy company, founded in Germany in 1995 and active in the Middle East since 2004. A winner of multiple reseller, partner and channel awards, the company was even recognized in 2013 as one of the Top 100 SME businesses by Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED).

    Focusing solely on the security aspects of Information Technology and maintaining an unprecedented 80% of staff in technical positions has enabled Help AG to stand out as the region's trusted advisor capable of delivering the most complex and innovative IT security solutions spanning Application Security, Network Security, Enterprise Mobile Security and Next Generation Modern Malware Protection. This unmatched technical expertise has enabled Help AG to establish a dedicated Security Analysis division offering customers Security Review, Penetration Testing, Configuration Architecture Review, Vulnerability Assessment and Social Engineering and Exploitation services.

    As a key player in the security arena, the company remains dedicated to raising regional awareness about IT security threats and trends and regularly conducts informative vendor-agnostic events such as its flagship Security Spotlight Forum (SSF) and CIO Circle of Trust. More information is available at:

    About ARM
    ARM is a focused software publishing and distribution business, which specializes in taking key brands to market, encompassing marketing, publishing, distribution and strategic planning. It is one of the leading distributors of Digital Forensics and other consumer-related IT software products, with a range that boasts a diversity of product categories. ARM has focused on distribution and has covered major and mid-reseller outlets across Middle East and Africa. In addition, the company is a specialist volume licensing distributor and OEM partner for numerous vendors, creating bespoke software and accessory bundling for value added promotions across the retail and business-to-business landscape. More information can be found at

    About AccessData
    AccessData Group makes the world's most advanced and intuitive incident resolution solutions.  AccessData technology delivers comprehensive, real-time insight, analysis, response and resolution of data incidents, including cyber threats, insider threats, mobile and BYOD risk, GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) and eDiscovery events, and overwhelming data variety and volume (i.e. "Big Data"). Over 130,000 users in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations and law firms around the world rely on AccessData software to protect them against the risks present in today's environment of continuous compromise.

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